Results presented at the Virtual EFORT Congress showed patients with ankle fracture dislocations who presented at an ED later in the day had increased delay to ankle reduction and worse functional outcomes at 1 year.
Using a cast is not more effective than a brace for treating broken ankles, according to University of Warwick researchers—a conclusion that could hasten the decline of the tradition of signing a cast.
Researchers saw no differences in union rate, infection, implant failure or return to the OR between patients operatively treated for trimalleolar ankle fractures who were assigned to early weight-bearing vs. late weight-bearing.
Regardless of medical history, surgical versus non-surgical management of ankle fractures depends on fracture pattern, stability and displacement. However, it is thought that these factors carry a different weight in patients with complicated diabetes.
Arthritis can occur in any joint in the body, including the ankle, when the cartilage breaks down. Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons explain the signs of ankle arthritis and ways to relieve your pain.
According to research by archaeologists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a fashion for shoes called “poulaines,” with long pointy toes, may have caused an outbreak of painful bunions in the Middle Ages.
Foot and Ankle Problems Still Plague Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Even Without Tender, Swollen Joints
Even if they do not present with tender and swollen joints per the 28-joint count, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) still suffer from foot and ankle problems, according to a study published in ACR Open Rheumatology.
Throughout the pandemic, many people have padded around the house in slippers or flip-flops. Wearing such unsupportive shoes can be problematic for older adults. That’s because our feet lose their natural cushioning and get flatter with age, and we’re more likely to have osteoarthritis (OA) and other conditions that contribute to foot pain.
Foot problems are especially common in older people, for a variety of reasons. Feet lose cushioning as they age, and the skin and nails can grow dry and brittle. Many seniors have poor circulation, and this can slow the healing of foot sores.
There is a growing body of research in support of functional rehabilitation for non-surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Recommendations on how to treat acute Achilles tendon ruptures has become controversial and requires an open dialogue with the patient and family to make the best decision for the situation.